TAG: Jermaine O’Neal

GIFs, NBA / Apr 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Monta Ellis Posterizes Jermaine O’Neal

Monta Ellis, Klay Thompson

Monta Ellis, Klay Thompson (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Maybe it was karma, or some other whimsical power beyond our control we ascribe fate. But Monta Ellis must have posterized Jermaine O’Neal too hard in the fourth quarter of last night’s Dubs-Mavs thriller in Dallas. How else to explain the seeming oracle portending the goalte—er block O’Neal grabbed on Monta right before Steph Curry hit his game-winner? Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

After Clippers Win, Jermaine O’Neal Confronts Blake Griffin & CP3 Keeps Shooting

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Clippers’ impressive 111-98 win over the Warriors Wednesday night, Chris Paul kept going. Not satisfied with his subpar 5-for-15 night shooting the ball, CP3 was spotted after the game hoisting up jumpers in a deserted Staples Center. That’s why he’s Chris Paul, we suppose. Like Paul, Dubs reserve center Jermaine O’Neal couldn’t let things on the court go after the game and patiently waited outside the Clippers locker-room for Blake Griffin. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (3.3)

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Gerald Green week in the most recent edition of the top ten dunks over the past seven days.

Green reaffirmed himself as the league’s top dunker with a pair of scintillating jams in the half-court, performing his usual floating routine that continues to captivate audiences and bewilder scientists to this day. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Best Dunks In The NBA Last Week

James Johnson

James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 21, 2014 / 11:00 am

Jermaine O’Neal’s Game-Saving Block & The Crazy OT Ending To Rockets-Warriors

Jermaine O'Neal, Chandler Parsons

Jermaine O’Neal, Chandler Parsons (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

What is it about the Rockets and Warriors? We guess it’s their high octane offenses that make both these teams so aesthetically pleasing for League Pass subscribers and casual fans alike. But last night’s late game on the back end of a TNT doubleheader was anything but a scoring bonanza. Still, while the 102-99 Dubs win in overtime featured some shoddy shooting, it also gave us three huge plays that made staying up late totally worth this morning’s sleep-deprived crankiness. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Dwyane Wade’s 20 Best Dunks In The NBA

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Once in awhile, we’re treated to watching Dwyane Wade unleash his athleticism all over the heads of multiple defenders, just as a reminder to know that he’s still capable of doing so. The poster dunks are less frequent, partly because of age and the fact that he doesn’t get the ball nearly as much as he did pre-LeBron, but they’re still harrowing to watch because of just how impressive Wade makes it look. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 4, 2013 / 1:30 am

Warriors Come Back From 27 Points Down to Stun The Raptors

Stephen Curry

The Raptors – Warriors game was supposed to be just another Tuesday night blowout. Toronto led 75-48 with a little over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Then, slowly at first, just inching along, the Warriors methodically chipped away at the Raptors lead until they entered the fourth quarter only down 18 points. Raps fans kept waiting for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to start knocking down shots; they waited with bated breath. Eventually the Dubs backcourt burst forth in a tsunami of jumpers and the Raptors were powerless in their wake. Read More »

NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 2:15 pm

20 NBA Players Who Could Beat Up Deebo

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph, Dime #19

The movie Friday, the 1995 stoner flick featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, has become a cult classic over the years. I wanted to begin with a nice quote from the movie, but they all read like a Matt Barnes tweet. Anyway, the film surrounds a 16-hour period in which two unemployed bums (Craig and Smokey, played by Cube and Tucker respectively) must pay a local drug dealer $200 or risk facing his wrath. Read More »

NBA / Oct 13, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Forgotten O’Neal: How Jermaine O’Neal’s Brilliance Has Been Lost To History & Injuries

Jermaine O'Neal

Jermaine O’Neal (photo. @jermaineoneal)

My initial reaction to hearing that newly signed Warrior Jermaine O’Neal turns 35 today was: how the F*** IS HE ONLY 35? No really…hasn’t he been in the league forever? Well, almost. O’Neal is entering his eighteenth season in the league this year, and he’s literally spent more than half his life playing professional basketball. With so much mileage, we often forget just how dominant Jermaine O’Neal really was. Read More »